Originally Posted by Oilers rock 99
at the opening puck drop of the each teams home opener we all rise and Boo for the first 5 min of the game.
Well, contrary to others... I think this is a great idea.
(And, I too have visualized this in my head previously)
1. We can't just "not go" to the game, if we don't go... others will and the voice won't be heard.
2. We all love hockey, we still support it. We are just mad - and that feeling should be made as vocal as possible.
3. I would totally show up and boo for the first 5 minutes. I'd even bring a sign that says "Booo... to you. I'm here. I love hockey. But today... boooo."
I really think this idea is the best anybody can muster.
It's similar to a good husband-wife fight "I'm mad at you and I still love you. But tonight... you sleep on the couch."
It will affect the players more than the owners, sure. But I (personally) believe the players (and their $5-$10million salaries) are the greedy parties here. You play a game for a living and you want MORE than half of the overall revenue. Poo on you.
Not going to the game or buying merchandise only affects owners.
The players will get their paychecks if the season is under way.
If that's your stance (blaming only the owners)... fine, don't go to the game, don't buy merchandise.
However, if you blame the players too - booing them is just about all you can do to make them feel shame.
(I like it, thumbs up.)
(ps. Only Angus gets to start a thread in Angus' forum... same for Dobber in Dobbers'. Nice and clean. Just post this in Hockey Chat next time.)